The International Warehouse and Logistics Association urged California Gov. Jerry Brown to veto a bill that regulates the form and content of contracts entered into by warehouses in the state.
Joel Anderson, IWLA president and CEO, said the legislation seeks to redress labor law abuses by companies that hire temporary workers for warehouses, but the bill “goes far beyond addressing abuses by these firms.”
The bill would require that warehouse operators and their customers file copies of warehouse contracts with the California Labor Commissioner, and the bill would regulate the form and content of the filings. Warehouse contracts are already covered by the Uniform Commercial Code that was adopted by all states, according to the IWLA.
If California adds more burdens upon warehouse operators, they will locate their facilities in neighboring states, he said. “Most ironic, the bill reverses a policy this same governor enacted in 1980 during his first term,” Anderson said.